The NOSTALGICS, Lancaster's 18-Piece Big Band
  Bringing the best music of the past forward for your dancing and listening pleasure
 Welcome to the home of the swingin' Nostalgics, Lancaster Ohio's popular 18-piece big show band.
Under the musical direction of Dr. Charles Hildreth, the Nostalgics warm your heart with renditions of your favorites from the American Songbook and excite you with the unforgettable songs of the "big band" swing era, including those recorded by Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Les Brown, Harry James, Tommy Dorsey, Woody Herman, Count Basie and others. In addition to its regular engagements at the Olivedale Senior Center in Lancaster, the band plays for events at various community venues. Look here for upcoming concerts, dances and special events.

For additional information: 740-304-1001 or tuxedojct@yahoo.com 
For booking information contact band manager, Nick DelMatto: 740-385-8036
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 Misty Connor
Featured Vocalist
Canal Winchester Labor Day Festival, 2014


 
Link to Vaughn Wiester with the Nostalgics on YouTube:
http://youtu.be/xZ79mKuNzKg 
 
Scheduled Events for 2017 (Watch here for additional dates and details)
February 11, 2017: "Warm Up With Romance" Valentine's Day Ballroom dance at Olivedale Senior Center, 253 Boving Rd., Lancaster, OH, 7-10:00 pm, $5.00 admission (open to all over 18 years).
 
February 24, 2017: "Swing Era Memories," Concert at Brookdale Lakeview Crossing, 4000 Lakeview Crossing, Groveport, OH, 6-7:30pm. Free. Open to public.
 
March 17, 2017: St. Patrick's Day Dance Party, Fred Astaire Dance Studio, 1406 Ety Road, Lancaster, OH, 7:30-10:00pm. Open to public. $20 admission.
 
April 8, 2017: "Prom Night at Olivedale," Olivedale Senior Center, 253 Boving Rd., Lancaster, OH, 7-10:00 pm, $5.00 admission (open to all over 18 years).
 
April 23, 2017: "Swing-in-Spring" Concert. Grand reopening of the Victoria Opera House, Baltimore Ohio, 3-5:00pm. $5.00 admission.
 
May 5, 2017: 9th Annual "Night of Jazz", Heath High School, Heath Ohio, 6:00-9:30pm.
 
May 6, 2017: "Swing and Scoops" Jazz Concert with the band ensembles at Fairfield Union High School. Saturday afternoon, 3:00pm. (Watch here for details.)
 
June 4, 2017: "Basie, Boogie and Blues" Concert at Groveport's Heritage Park, 7-8:30pm. 
 
June 10, 2017: Private Wedding Reception, Historical Aircraft Museum, Fairfield County Airport, Lancaster, OH, 1:00-4:00pm.
 
June 24, 2017: "Summer Beach Party" Ballroom dance at Olivedale Senior Center, 253 Boving Rd., Lancaster, OH, 7-10:00 pm, $5.00 admission (open to all over 18 years). 
 
June 30, 2017: Sugar Grove, "Stars and Stripes" Festival. Concert time: 6-7:30pm.  
 
July 28, 2017: Lancaster Festival, "High Noon Swing," with Fred Astaire Dancers, 12:00 noon, Downtown Stage.
 
August 12, 2017: Concert on the Lawn at the Bowen House, Logan, Ohio, 6:30 - 8:00pm. Free and open to the public. 
 
August 26, 2017: "Full Moon Ball." Howl to the swing and sway of the Nostalgics Big Band at the Olivedale Senior Center, 253 Boving Rd., Lancaster, OH, 7-10:00 pm, $5.00 admission (open to all over 18 years).
 
September 17, 2017: Ohio Historical Society's "Open Doors Event," Victoria Opera House, Baltimore, Ohio, 3:00-4:30pm.
 
October 15, 2017: Reflections Senior Home, 2750 West Fair Avenue, Lancaster, OH, 6:00-7:30pm.
 
November 3, 2017: "Freedom's Never Free"  Veterans Day USO Dance, Sands Bldg., Fairfield County Fairgrounds, 7-11:00pm. Free admission, refreshments and drinks (no alcohol). 
 
December 16, 2017: Annual Christmas Dinner & Dance at Olivedale Senior Center, 253 Boving Rd., Lancaster, OH, 6-10:00 pm, (open to all over 18 years). Dance admission $5.

Scheduled Events for 2016
February 13, 2016: "Warm Up With Romance" Valentine's Day Ballroom dance at Olivedale Senior Center, 253 Boving Rd., Lancaster, OH, 7-10:00 pm, $4.00 admission (open to all over 18 years).
 
April 9, 2016: "Prom Night at Olivedale," Olivedale Senior Center, 253 Boving Rd., Lancaster, OH, 7-10:00 pm, $5.00 admission (open to all over 18 years).
 
April 15, 2016: 9th Annual "Night of Jazz", Heath High School, Heath Ohio, 6:00-9:30pm.
 
May 14, 2016: "Swing and Scoops" Jazz Concert with the band ensembles at Fairfield Union High School. Saturday afternoon (Watch here for details.)
 
May 22, 2016: "Swingin' Salute to Armed Forces" Concert at Groveport's Heritage Park, 7-8:30pm. 
 
June 25, 2016: "Summer Beach Party" Ballroom dance at Olivedale Senior Center, 253 Boving Rd., Lancaster, OH, 7-10:00 pm, $5.00 admission (open to all over 18 years). 
 
July 1, 2016: Sugar Grove, "Stars and Stripes" Festival. Concert time: 6-7:30pm.  
 
July 26, 2016: "Big Band Music at the Mall" Lancaster Festival, River Valley Mall. Concert time: 1:30-2:30. 

August 6, 2016: Concert on the Lawn at the Bowen House, Logan, Ohio, 6:30 - 8:00pm. Free and open to the public. 
 
August 19, 2016: "Full Moon Ball." Howl to the swing and sway of the Nostalgics Big Band at the Olivedale Senior Center, 253 Boving Rd., Lancaster, OH, 7-10:00 pm, $5.00 admission (open to all over 18 years).
 
November 4, 2016: "Freedom's Never Free"  Veterans Day USO Dance, Sands Bldg., Fairfield County Fairgrounds, 7-11:00pm. Free admission, refreshments and drinks (no alcohol). 
 
December 10, 2016: Annual Christmas Dinner & Dance at Olivedale Senior Center, 253 Boving Rd., Lancaster, OH, 6-10:00 pm, (open to all over 18 years). Dance admission $5.

Scheduled Events for 2015
 
 February 28, 2015: "Warm Up With Romance" Ballroom dance at Olivedale Senior Center, 253 Boving Rd., Lancaster, OH, 7-10:00 pm, $4.00 admission (open to all over 18 years).
 
 March 21, 2015: Dance, "Celebrating Spring, 1940's Style." Pleasant Chapel, 3225 Old Mill Road Northeast, Lancaster, OH, 7-9:00pm. Doors  open 4:30, dinner 5-7:00. Open to all, $10 per person,
call for reservations byFeb.15: 740-215-1916.(No reservations required for dance.)
 
 April 10, 2015: 8th Annual Jazz Night, Heath High School, Heath Ohio, 6:00-9:30pm.
 
 April 18, 2015: "Spring Fling" Ballroom dance at Olivedale Senior Center, 253 Boving Rd., Lancaster, OH, 7-10:00 pm, $4.00 admission (open to all over 18 years).
 
 April 25, 2015: Lancaster High School's Annual Jazz Band Dinner Dance, Eagles Lodge, 1936 E. Main Street, Lancaster, OH. 7-10:00pm. Adults $20, students $15 (Includes dinner). 740-681-7523
 
 June 6, 2015: "Dance Downtown - Live Music!" at The Lodge in Lancaster, OH, 129 East Main St. Live 18-piece big dance band, 7-10:00 pm, $5 admission. Dance and swing dance demos.
 
 June 26, 2015: Sugar Grove, Berne Union Schools Festival, 6-7:30pm. 
 
 June 27, 2015: "Summer Beach Party" Ballroom dance at Olivedale Senior Center, 253 Boving Rd., Lancaster, OH, 7-10:00 pm, $4.00 admission (open to all over 18 years).
 
 July 31, 2015: "Strictly Swing", Lancaster Festival, Downtown Bandstand, 6-7:30pm.
 
 August 8, 2015: Concert on the Lawn at the Bowen House, Logan, Ohio, 6:00 - 7:30pm. Free and open to the public. 
 
 August 22, 2015: "Prom Night" Ballroom Dance at Olivedale Senior Center, 253 Boving Rd., Lancaster, OH, 7-10:00 pm, $4.00 admission (open to all over 18 years).
 
 October 24, 2015: Halloween Dance at Olivedale Senior Center, 253 Boving Rd., Lancaster, OH, 7-10:00 pm, $4.00 admission (open to all over 18 years).
 
 October 25, 2015: "Sing and Swing." Guest artists with the Lancaster Community Chorus, Crossroads Center, Lancaster, OH, 3:00pm. 
 
 November 6, 2015: Veterans Day USO Dance, Sands Bldg., Fairfield County Fairgrounds, 7-11:00pm. Free admission, refreshments and drinks (no alcohol).
 
 November 8, 2015: CANCELLED: Veterans Appreciation Day Concert, The Lodge has closed.  
 
 December 12, 2015: Annual Christmas Dinner & Dance at Olivedale Senior Center, 253 Boving Rd., Lancaster, OH, 6-10:00 pm, (open to all over 18 years). Dance admission $4.
 
Major Appearances in 2014
 
February 22, 2014: "Hearts and Flowers" Dance Party at Knights of Columbus Hall, 343 E. Walnut St., Lancaster, OH, 8-11:00 pm, $5 admission, open to the public (doors open at 7pm).  
 
 March 27, 2014: Annual "Celebration of Possibilities" Awards Banquet, Fairfield County Board of Developmental Disabilities, Bloom-Carroll High School, 6-10pm.
 
 April 5, 2014: "It Might As Well Be Swing" at The Lodge in Lancaster, OH, 129 East Main St. Live 18-piece big dance band, 7-10:00 pm, $5 admission. Dance and swing dance demos.
 
 April 26, 2014: "Spring Fling" Ballroom dance at Olivedale Senior Center, 253 Boving Rd., Lancaster, OH, 7-10:00 pm, $4.00 admission (open to all over 18 years).
 
 May 31, 2014: "Main Street Celebration!" at The Lodge in Lancaster, OH, 129 East Main St. Live 18-piece big dance band, 7-10:00 pm, $5 admission. Main St. is back!.
 
 June 21, 2014: "Summer Beach Party" Ballroom dance at Olivedale Senior Center, 253 Boving Rd., Lancaster, OH, 7-10:00 pm, $4.00 admission (open to all over 18 years).
 
 June 28, 2014:  Independence Day Festival, Berne Union Schools, Sugar Grove, OH, 5:30-6:30pm.
 
 August 9, 2014: Concert on the Lawn at the Bowen House, Logan, Ohio, 7:00 - 8:30pm. Free and open to the public. 
 
 August 15, 2014: Friday Night Bandstand Concert, 7-8:30pm, Downtown Lancaster Gazebo. Parks and Recreation Dept. "Friday Night Bandstand Series."  Free and open to public.
 
 August 23, 2014: "Prom Night" Ballroom Dance at Olivedale Senior Center, 253 Boving Rd., Lancaster, OH, 7-10:00 pm, $4.00 admission (open to all over 18 years).
 
 August 31, 2014: Canal Winchester Labor Day Weekend Festival, Nostalgics in concert, 6:00-8:00pm.
 
 October 25, 2014:  Halloween Dance at Olivedale Senior Center, 253 Boving Rd., Lancaster, OH, 7-10:00 pm, $4.00 admission (open to all over 18 years).
 
 November 1, 2014: Swing Dance Party at The Lodge in Lancaster, OH, 129 East Main St. Live 18-piece big dance band, 7-11:00 pm, $5 admission.
 
 November 9, 2014: Veterans Appreciation Day Concert, The Lodge. Noon to 3:00 pm. Free admission. (Open to all.) 
 
 December 13, 2014: Annual Christmas Dinner & Dance at Olivedale Senior Center, 253 Boving Rd., Lancaster, OH, 6-10:00 pm, (open to all over 18 years).
 
Major Appearances in 2013 
 
 February 23, 2013: Valentine's Dance Party at Olivedale Senior Center, 253 Boving Rd., Lancaster, OH, 7-10:00 pm, $4.00 admission (open to all over 18 years). 
 
 April 27, 2013: "Spring Fling" Ballroom dance at Olivedale Senior Center, 253 Boving Rd., Lancaster, OH, 7-10:00 pm, $4.00 admission (open to all over 18 years).
 
 May 18,  2013: "Dancing Downtown" at The Lodge in Lancaster, OH, 129 East Main St. Live 18-piece big dance band, 8-11:00 pm, $5 admission.
 
 June 22, 2013: "Summer Beach Party" Ballroom dance at Olivedale Senior Center, 253 Boving Rd., Lancaster, OH, 7-10:00 pm, $4.00 admission (open to all over 18 years).
 
 June 29: Independence Day Festival, Berne Union Schools, Sugar Grove, OH, 6:30-8:00pm. 
 
 July 6: Bowen House Summer Concert Series, Logan, OH, 7-8:30pm. 
 
 July 21, 2013: On Stage Downtown at the Lancaster Festival, 2:00-4:00pm, Free. Special guest artists: Vaughn Wiester (Famous Jazz Orchestra), Mary Rose Molinaro & Jimmy Seitzer.
  
 August 24, 2013: "Prom Night" Ballroom Dance at Olivedale Senior Center, 253 Boving Rd., Lancaster, OH, 7-10:00 pm, $4.00 admission (open to all over 18 years).
 
 October 4, 2013: "Celebrate Oktoberfest" dance at The Lodge in Lancaster, OH, 129 East Main St. Live 18-piece big dance band, 8-11:00 pm, $5 admission.
 
 October 26, 2013:  Halloween Dance at Olivedale Senior Center, 253 Boving Rd., Lancaster, OH, 7-10:00 pm, $4.00 admission (open to all over 18 years).
 
 November 10, 2013: Veterans Appreciation Day Concert, The Lodge. Noon to 3:00 pm. Free admission. (Open to all.)
 
 December 14, 2013: Annual Christmas Dinner & Dance at Olivedale Senior Center, 253 Boving Rd., Lancaster, OH, 6-10:00 pm, (open to all over 18 years).
 
 
Major Appearances in 2012
 
 December 31, 2011: New Year's Eve Dinner & Dance Party at The Lodge in Lancaster, OH, 129 East Main St., 8:00 pm-12:30 am. For reservations call: 740-654-5823.
 
 February 11, 2012: Valentine's Dance Party at Olivedale Senior Center, 253 Boving Rd., Lancaster, OH, 7-10:00 pm, $4.00 admission (open to all over 18 years).
 
 March 25, 2012: Private Birthday Party, Olivedale Senior Center.
 
 April 20, 2012: Friday evening Swing In Spring at The Lodge in Lancaster, OH, 129 East Main St. Live 18-piece big swing band, 7-11:00 pm, $10 admission.
 
 April 28, 2012: Ballroom dance at Olivedale Senior Center, 253 Boving Rd., Lancaster, OH, 7-10:00 pm, $4.00 admission (open to all over 18 years).
 
 June 23, 2012: Ballroom dance at Olivedale Senior Center, 253 Boving Rd., Lancaster, OH, 7-10:00 pm, $4.00 admission (open to all over 18 years).
 
 June 30, 2012: Independence Day Festival, Berne Union Schools, Sugar Grove, OH, 5:00-6:15pm (Outdoor Performance Stage)
 
 July 20, 2012: At the Bandstand Downtown, Artwalk, Lancaster Music Festival, 6:30-8:00 pm.
 
 August 16, 2012: Concert at The Reflections Retirement Center, 7:00-8:30pm, 2750 W. Fair, Lancaster, OH.
 
 August 25, 2012: Ballroom Prom Dance at Olivedale Senior Center, 253 Boving Rd., Lancaster, OH, 7-10:00 pm, $4.00 admission (open to all over 18 years).
 
 October 27, 2012:  Halloween Dance at Olivedale Senior Center, 253 Boving Rd., Lancaster, OH, 7-10:00 pm, $4.00 admission (open to all over 18 years).
 
 November 9, 2012: "Holiday Happening," Wine and Cheese Social Annual Fundraiser for St Mary's School, Lancaster, 7-10:00 pm.
 
 November 11, 2012: Veterans Appreciation Day at The Lodge in Lancaster, OH, 129 East Main St., Noon to 3:00 pm. Free admission. (Open to all.)
 
 December 15, 2012: Annual Christmas Dinner & Dance at Olivedale Senior Center, 253 Boving Rd., Lancaster, OH, 6-10:00 pm, (open to all over 18 years).
 


 
 Charles Hildreth
Music Director
 
 
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